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Mar 16, 2011 5:00pm EDT
of the globe and japan and the u.s. it would follow a little possible parcel of radiation all the way across the country and pacific. it would take many days. a lot of the radiation would be gone. there's just no threat. >> we will see. you'll keep watching, it as will i, but thanks so much for watching it here. want to turn things over to jessica yellin in "the situation room." jess, to you. >> happening now, breaking news. three nuclear reactors damaged to the core. the crisis in japan is said to be deteriorating right now. u.s. officials are suggesting the situation is more dire than many thought. with america's top nuclear watchdogs saying radiation levels are extremely high. freezing cold and snow adding to the hardship for quake and tsunami survivors there and hampering the rescue and recovery. more people now seem eager to get out of japan all together. >>> and wolf blitzer's one-on-one interview with secretary of state hillary clinton in egypt. she's talking about the disaster in japan, as well as the uprisings in libya and across the region. welcome to our viewers in the united stat
PBS
Mar 15, 2011 7:00pm PDT
reactors in japan spooked investor confidence, and stock markets around the world sold off. here in the u.s., the panic- selling swept through wall street, but the major averages rebounded by the close of trading. the dow tumbled 137 points, reversing a loss of nearly 300 points earlier in the session. the nasdaq fell 33, and the s&p was down 15. so what happens now? erika miller reports. >> reporter: the moment the opening bell rang on wall street, fear gripped the stock market. trader art cashin says the disaster in japan prompted many investors to dump their holdings at any price. >> when you can't sell what you want to sell, you sell whatever you can-- sometimes, your grandmother's necklace. you don't like to sell that, but if that's the only thing that gets you money, you have to do that. >> reporter: the dow's decline was serious, but the drop was far worse in japan. the nikkei lost more than 10%. most european markets also fell. the question for investors is what to do now? is the stock market overreacting to the crisis in japan, or does it pose a major threat to global growth? marke
CNN
Mar 16, 2011 1:00pm EDT
. and so modelers, the u.s. government, can see every level of the atmosphere. and if a piece of radiation, a big piece of radiation, a meltdown occurs, they will be able to run the models and figure out where that ra radiation's going to go. >> if there's a meltdown, as we know from chernobyl, this can kae. we have been talking about the amount of radiation that is likely released. it is not likely to have had some major effect across ocean. >> slight breaking news we haven't had on air yet. fukushima daiichi is what we have been talking about. >> right. >> shawn, zoom in. there's another plant ten miles south of there and they have issued a ten kilometer radius evacuation to that plan. this has literally happened in the past few hours. >> what is that? a fire? >> we literally doesn't know. >> some emergency. >> enough of an emergency that the people that are living around this plant are being forced to move. there's already a 30 kilometer around daiichi. >> must be unsettling to not know. he made the point, there are people who don't think the government's lying to them, they just don't
WETA
Mar 16, 2011 6:30pm EDT
around the globe warn about the risks and u.s. stocks get whipsawed. >> tom: as the situation unfolds, how is the nuclear industry responding to the escalating crisis? and what is in store for investors? you're watching "nightly business report" for wednesday, march 16. this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie: good evening everyone. fears escalated today around the world about the nuclear crisis in japan. comments from energy officials in europe and the u.s. raised questions about danger from the damaged reactors, tom. >> tom: susie, these were stark comments from top global experts. europe's energy chief said japan's dai-ichi nuclear plant was "effectively out of control." the u.s. energy secretary said there was a "partial meltdown" there. additionally, americans within 50 miles of the area were urged to evacuate. >> susie: and tom, those warnings spooked u.s. stock investors, sendin
MSNBC
Mar 16, 2011 6:00pm EDT
worrisome are the spent fuel rods in number 4. a top u.s. official warned that the rods are now exposed. a claim that japanese officials later denied. >> in addition to the three reactors operating at the time of the incident a fourth reactor is under concern. we believele there's been a hydrogen explosion in this unit due to an uncovering of the fuel in the fuel pool. we believe that secondary containment has been destroyed. there is no water in the spent fuel pool and we believe that radiation levels are extremely high. >> that does not sound good at all. the japanese government has been trying to cool all the reactors, pumping water into the plant and trying to drop water from helicopters. that had to be abandoned because of rough winds and the radiation threat. there are reports that some workers are getting sick already from radiation exposure which is not surprising. experts are working frantically to restore power to the plant which would restore the cooling system. but willç it work? what options are left if it doesn't? those are really important questions. the u.s. military h
CBS
Mar 16, 2011 4:30am EDT
in the u.s. america gets about 20% of its electricity from nuclear power. but the president says all energy sources have their down sides. >> nothing's completely failsafe. nothing's completely foolproof. and so, each time these kinds of events happen, i think it's very important for us to examine how we can further improve the safety and performance of these plants. >> president obama says he's been assured that hawaii and the u.s. mainland will not be affected by radiation from the japanese disaster. >>> so, what is the actual risk from the radiation leak in japan? dr. jon lapook has that part of the story. >> reporter: when radiation began leaking from the stricken power plant, the fallout was felt more than 5,000 miles away. at this pharmacy near los angeles. all sold out of potassium iodide. >> there's people that are really worried they're going from store to store. >> reporter: the pills can prevent the thyroid from developing cancer caused by radiation. but are they really necessary here? >> i think that's extremely unlikely that there will be any risk to folks in this country. i me
CBS
Mar 16, 2011 7:00pm EDT
with the crisis, but the head of the u.s. nuclear regulatory commission told congress today the doses those workers could be exposed to are potentially lethal in a short period of time. it's nearly six days now since the earthquake and tsunami killed at least 4300 people and damaged the nuclear reactors. today, u.s. officials told americans within 50 miles of the plant to evacuate the area or stay indoors. that is two and a half times as wide as the danger zone established by the japanese. harry smith begins tonight's coverage of the disaster in japan. >> reporter: in a sign of how grave japan's crisis has become, the emperor, akihito, made an unprecedented television address, acknowledging that he is deeply worried, urging his subjects not to give up. it did little to calm a country increasingly distrustful, given the wave of conflicting reports and mixed messages. >> ( translated ): there is both positive and negative news. i don't know which i should believe. >> reporter: and today on capitol hill, u.s. energy secretary and nuclear expert steven chu said he, too, is baffled. >> and ther
FOX News
Mar 16, 2011 4:00am EDT
along the country's northeastern coast. american military officials confirm that more u.s. service members were exposed to radiation today and treated with iodine. but because of the wind direction, several navy ships moved closer to the coast after initial pullback of radiation concerns two major aftershocks rattled japan today, causing buildings to sway in tokyo. food, water and heat shortages continue. correspondent adam housley has the latest. >> they is survived the fifth largest earthquake in history and tsunami that devoured everything in its path. now hundreds of thousands of survivors face nuclear exposure and health dangers that may not show for years. >> 11,000 micro-sievert is equivalent of the exposure you get a year if you live a normal life. if you stay in the place for one hour you may be exposed to 11,000. we have to watch this. >> radiation is leaking from two nuclear reactors along the pacific coast heavily damaged by the earthquake. on tuesday, another explosion shook the region, damaging a containment pool and exposing part or all of the nuclear fuel rods insid
ABC
Mar 16, 2011 5:00pm EDT
that are coming in from people in japan and also in the u.s. the u.s. may be sending in a special nuclear team made up of hundreds of nuclear military and civilians trained specifically for nuclear emergencies. then we take you to north carolina where there is a business owner pitching in to help. troy jones is his name. he is the founder of a business. the company sells potassium iodide pills. that can protect against certain types of cancers caused by radiation. the online company has donated 50,000 of its pills to a hospital in tokyo. >>> and a japanese nuclear meltdown has americans asking, are u.s. nuclear power plants safe? so does the u.s. nuclear industries. they want to know. they say they are safe. >> we will make sure that the reactors in this country which are already safe can't be worse. >> the obama administration has a plan to build new nuclear plants. with japan facing three nuclear meltdowns, that will likely see the scrutiny on the hill unlike the u.s. germany all reconsidering its entire nuclear program right now. now we want to take a look at new video out of japan. it's sh
PBS
Mar 16, 2011 6:00pm EDT
holman looks at the u.s. nuclear energy industry in the context of japan's current crisis. >> woodruff: then, jeffrey browç updates the conflict in libya,ç as moammar qaddafi's forces move against key rebel strongholds. >> ifill: and science correspondent miles o'brien reports on nasa's next deep space ambitions, including a journey to the planet closest to the sun. >> we'll take you to mercury and beyond. you know, the solar system is not the same place you learned about in grade school. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: in 1968, as whaling continued worldwide, the first recordings of humpback songs were relqb:qb. ( whale singing ) public reaction mud to international bans. whale populations began to recover. at pacific life, the whale symbolizes what is possible if people stop and think about the future. help protect your future with pacific life-- the power to help you succeed. ♪ ♪çç moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates founda
CNN
Mar 16, 2011 3:00pm EDT
three mile island by his estimates. but as chu tells it, even the u.s. government doesn't really precisely know what's happening there. so keep that in mind as we show you some of these pictures that aired live today. what you're looking at there, it's either smoke, could be steam, it rose today from the plant after officials reported a second atomic reactor may have ruptu ruptured. later on, a japanese spokesman seemed to walk that statement back saying damage to the number 3 reactor appeared not to be that severe. so, going forward, we say who knows. but here's what we know. here's the thing. radiation levels then spiked above the plant which prompted the japanese to ground those helicopters trying to cool the plant. we talked about this yesterday, how those helicopters were going to drop some of the cooler water on the plants. but keep this in mind. they've now got concerns at all six reactors. you see them, 1 through 6, right in front of you, including the two off to the side, numbers 5 and 6. then you have 4, 5 and 6. they were all offline when the tsunami hit last friday, b
FOX News
Mar 16, 2011 6:00pm EDT
detected outside the 20-mile emergency perimeter. the head of the u.s. nuclear agency says there is no more water in the spent fuel pool at the reactor plant. greg palkot is live in teak owe where it's just -- tokyo where it's just after 7:00 in the morning. good morning, greg. what does this mean? >> hey, bret. it's actually pretty serious. in fact, one of the worst case scenarios that have been bandied about. if true, the rods could get hotter and hotter and meltdown and shower radiation over a broad area. it must be said the japanese authorities are denying the report. but just one of several challenges that the authorities have been dealing with, in the last 24 hours. the problems with the stricken fukushima nuclear complex in northeastern japan change by the hour. on wednesday, a new fire ignited at one reactor and radioactive steam burst from another. it prompted remaining workers to be yanked and more residents to flee the area. >> if the fuel rods are exposed the radiation material inside the container could seep out. >> it's also causing the people of tokyo 140 miles away to get ve
FOX News
Mar 16, 2011 7:00pm EDT
of the spent fuel tank pools at the fukushima nuclear plant to our north, so says the head of the u.s. regulatory agency which reports it has experts at that plant right now. what does that mean? it means there is nothing to keep those fuel rods from overheating and potentially melting down. in fact, earlier this morning the international atomic energy agency confirmed partial meltdown at not one but three reactors here. experts tell us they belief this video may show radioactive steam coming off that spent fuel pool. the u.s. agency reports radiation levels are extremely high and that could effect efforts to cool down those rods. let's get right to team fox coverage of the disaster here in japan. in new york, los angeles, and at the white house, let's begin with greg palkot who is just outside tokyo at the airport. what's the latest at fukushima, greg? >> hey, shep. it's not been a good 24 hours for the folks grappling with this crisis. it started wednesday morning reactor number 3. a plume of smoke, spike in radiation, evacuation of workers there and the fear that the containment ve
FOX
Mar 16, 2011 5:00am EDT
of survivors are facing nuclear exposure and ffel until years later. dangers that people here in the u-s are worried about too. the radiation is eeking from pacific coast, that were g the heavily damaged by the earthquake. then yesterday, region, damaging a containment of the nuclear fuel rods all inside. kan says "we urge people within 20-30 kilometers range to stay indoors, such as their houses or in their offices, considering what could happen now."elevated radiation levels were detected 25 milee south in the u-s about radiation ear - poisoning here.many people are buying anti-raaiation medicatton.one compaay has already sold out......another pays it's abbut to.the medication doesn't require prescription.but, heelth officials on the west coast japan and the united states will disperse almost all of the radiation before it even gets here.washington state is nearly 5 thousand miles from japan.we are nearly 7-thousand miles away here in baltimore. as fears over radiation poisoning grow... so does the reaching 36-hundred... with at least 7-thousand still missing. megan gilliland, fox45
NBC
Mar 15, 2011 5:30pm PDT
mass evacuations of their citizens from northeast japan. in the meantime, the u.s. and many other countries continue to advise their citizens against nonessential travel to this country, brian? >>> now more on the fears of the radiation leaking out of that damaged nuclear plant. a big part of the story, and the fear is the weather specifically, where and how the winds are blowing. the concerns are two-fold. surface winds, which could be very bad news locally in japan. and upper level winds, as they do every day, coming across the pacific toward the u.s. west coast. meteorologist bryan norcross at the weather channel standing by with all of it. bryan, good evening. >> good evening, brian. yes, the winds switched around to the north today, in the direction of tokyo. but they were light. that happened today, the good news is, the next couple days, winds are going to come in from the northwest. and anything that gets released from those plants is going to be blown offshore. late in the week, into the weekend the weather pattern changes and the winds become very light. it looks like at
CNN
Mar 16, 2011 9:00am EDT
will hear from someone within the nuclear industry. michael freelander is a former operator of u.s. power plants and he will share his insig hts in the newsroom. >>> eight experts on their way to japan to help deal with the nuclear crisis but no one, as far as we know from the international atomic energy agency or the i.a.e.a. is in japan. it's monitoring the situation from austria. even to protect people from harmful radiation exposure. jim walsh joins us. the u.s. is stepping up to help. we have troops over there helping out. we have nuclear experts from the united states going over. those 50 japanese workers are still in the plant risking their lives. so why isn't the i.a.e.a. there? >> well, a couple of things going on here. one is that the i.a.e.a. relies on its member states. the u.s., france, countries who are part -- who are members of i.a.e.a. to provide most of the personnel sent over. they don't have a huge staff themselves. but they are -- they should be acting in a coordinating role of preparing in advance and helping to make this and helping to make the transfer of talent an
MSNBC
Mar 16, 2011 1:00pm EDT
to drop water via helicopter were scrapped due to high levels of radiation. >>> also, members of the u.s. military have now been ordered to stay at least 50 miles away from the plant unless they have special authorization. the evacuation zone for japanese civilians is just over ten miles. >>> and the european union's energy chief said today the site is effectively out of control and suggested things may get catastrophically worse very soon. on capitol hill today, energy secretary steven chu said it's the worst nuclear disaster in a generation. >> i think the events unfolding in japan incidents actually appear to be more serious than three mile island. to what extent we don't really know now. and so as they're unfolding very rapidly on an hour-by-hour, day-by-day basis and there are conflicting reports, so we don't really know in detail what's happening. >>> amazing admission from the energy secretary. also president obama is reviewing u.s. assistance for japan and will meet with u.said at 1:30 this afternoon. >>> overseas andrea is traveling with secretary of state clinton and covered it
CNN
Mar 16, 2011 11:00am EDT
security forces stormed the hospital targeting medical staff. >>> more on japan. the u.s. military is providing equipment to help crews battling this nuclear crisis. that is in addition to conducting relief and rescue missions. our pentagon correspondent chris lawrence has more on what the troops are doing and what steps the military's taking to protect them. >> we just learned that the u.s. military has given the japanese two water trucks in order to help cool down that malfunctioning reactor at the fukushima power plant. the japanese workers were trained on how to use those trucks at a u.s. military base near tokyo, and then those workers have taken the truck out to the power plant. in addition, the u.s. military has now delivered more than 25 tons of food, water, blankets, two survivors in the effected zone. they've also been running regular search and rescue missions right along the coastal areas. could the u.s. military decline a mission it felt was too dangerous for its troops? of course. but as you look at the map, they've already started to take some precautions. the uss ro
MSNBC
Mar 16, 2011 11:00am EDT
off. so we continue to have a very desperate situation there and those u.s. officials coming in to try to help to see what they can do. meantime, the humanitarian crisis is widening. it is another very cold night here in japan. the snows were very heavy around the most seriously affected areas. so you have all the people without heat, without electricity. food and water supplies remain very low as do gas supplies. it is tough for people to get around, although they did have some buses of people, evacuees they were able to take out of the immediate area. and they're continuing to test people, including babies for radiation contamination. but red cross workers, other international aid organizations, they're being very cautious right now. they have actually pulled back a little farther away from the nuclear plant. obviously they want to protect the health and safety of their workers as they try to deal with this humanitarian crisis. thomas? >> chris jansing in tokyo for us. chris, thanks so much. >>> the radiation released from nuclear power plants raises concerns about whether wind condi
CBS
Mar 16, 2011 4:00pm EDT
to see if helicopters could use buckets to bump water on the reactors. the u.s. is now telling the u.s. citizens living within 50 miles of the plant to evacuate. radiation levels have risen. officials say it is not enough to be dangerous. but many people are avoiding the city. >> reporter: at the united nations, the security council held a moment of silence for the victims in japan. the u.n. is helping to coordinate relief efforts, sending in aid from around the world. >> reporter: in the town of ofanatu, british and american crews are searching for survivors. >> we're trying to access underneath. but obviously, you can see very, very difficult conditions. >> reporter: crews continue to recover bodies from the wreckage. many times, family members are there, to mourn their loved ones. randall pink ston, wjz -- pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> there are reports that all of the water is gone from the troubled nuclear power plant. that increases the risk of the rods melting down. let's take a look. stocks open low and drop sharply in the afternoon. here's a look at the numbers just moment
FOX
Mar 16, 2011 6:00am EDT
and customs enforcement agents say he was deported to honduras in 2004 but snuck back into the u.s. 54- year-old paul kraus died in the crash. two others were hurt when krause's car hit theirs. police a ramos grabbed a 3-year- old out of his own car and ran away from the accident scene but they caught up to him pretty quickly. he has been charged with aggravated involuntary man slot, dui, driving with a revoked license, child endangerment and a felony hit and run. -- involuntary manslaughter. its 30-year-old yea that murray and a cowork he were were bound, sexually assaulted and badly beaten when two men got into lululemon after closing. murray was found dead at the scene. investigators continue to check a number of tips that are coming in. >> investigators have conducted a comprehensive canvass in this area where they've gone to other commercial establishments and other points where there may be video and they are looking at that. >> the surviving victim was reheesed yesterday from the hospital. police have made no arrests. we will speak with the greater chevy chase chambers of commerce abo
FOX
Mar 16, 2011 7:00am PDT
steve. >>> japan's disaster could never happen here in the u.s. why america's top nuclear regulator will make that claim when he appears before congress this congress. >>> and gap wants to make a deal with you but the promotion ends today. go! go! completing an atm deposit in record time... that's a step forward. go! go! with deposit friendly atms, you can make ultra fast, secure deposits with no slips or envelopes. take a step forward and chase what matters. >>> traffic is going to be affected by a crash on 24 at st. stevens. 4 is backed up all the way to walnut creek. we'll keep an eye on this update. another traffic update, minutes ahead. >>> 7:15. all this morning and you know, we're focusing on the dangers and big questions around nuclear safety and what's happening with nuclear reactors and what could happen in this country. that's what congress will be talking about. alison burns has more. >> reporter: energy secretary, steve be chu, is testifying before a house commit -- steven championship, -- steven chu is testifying with and reiterated that u.s. nuclear plans are safe. b
CNN
Mar 16, 2011 6:00am EDT
of help the united states is prepared to give. hi, chris. >> yeah, just got off the phone with u.s. forces japan saying they have not yet received a formal request from the japanese government. he also said this is a very different mission than what we're used to. he says think of haiti, things like that where we came in and jumped in and started to help. he said every step of the way has to be mapped out and approved by the japanese government. it's a technologically savvy country with a lot of pride. everything has to be formally requested before the u.s. military can act. let's take a look real quick at the map and i can show you a bit about what the u.s. is dealing with here. you can see the plant, there are helicopter crews running relief missions right around in that area. and for a second day, those u.s. helicopter crews came back with low-level contamination of radiation. they had to be soaped down and all their clothes destroyed. and they came up all clean. they're now being told some of the helicopter crews in and around this area are being told to keep their sleeves rolled down,
ABC
Mar 16, 2011 11:00am PDT
. today the u.s. military sent two fire trucks to help battle fires at the fukushima plant. but they haven't been asked to use troops to help. meantime, japan's defense ministry decided against a proposed plan to dump water from helicopters over the badly damaged plants. radiation levels are just too high. you can see in this photo a big hole has opened in the containment vessel around the reactor, and large portions have collapsed. here is more on the plant workers who are putting their own workers putting their own lives in jeopardy to prevent a bigger catastrophe. >> reporter: they are the nameless, brave souls who volunteered or perhaps been asked to be the last line of defense. because they have specific skills and nerves of steel. five workers have already died and two are missing after the latest fire and two dozen are injured. nuclear experts say the skell ton crew are not managers, but probably technicians, men with the schematics of the plant in their head and can fix the clogged vents. they have crawled through the dark mazes, armed with flash lights and radiation detectors wear
NBC
Mar 16, 2011 4:30am PDT
stocking up on pills? the u.s. surgeon general has an opinion on that. cheryl hurd has the latest on what's being done to keep you safe. >> some radio nuclear will arrive here. the concern is how much actually would come here. >> this professor is a nuclear engineer at uc-berkeley. he says the amount of radiation that makes it here will be small. >> there is about 5,000 mile distance between japan and here. and during that transportation radioactivity goes down. >> reporter: scientists are now monitoring radioactivity in the atmosphere. this is video from the lab's war room where scientists monitor for radiation following nuclear disasters. >> there are several ways to measure radio materials. for example, you have rainfall, you measure the radioactivity. >> he says he believes the trace amounts of radiation that might make it here from the fukushima plant would pose no danger. he believes people stocking up on iodine is an overreaction. we talked to the surgeon general in san jose today who disagrees with that. >> i do think that we cannot be overprepared. we learned that with 9/11, we l
MSNBC
Mar 16, 2011 5:00am EDT
prepare suicide the u.s. to deal with the major nuclear emergency. and wave of power -- newly surfaced video shows the force of friday's tsunami as it hits the oregon coastline. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with melting point. a skeleton crew working to prevent an all-out meltdown at the fukushima nuclear plant were forced out of the facility for nearly an hour today. the extremely rare measure was called for following a dangerous spike in radiation that japanese authorities feared was a risk to workers' lives. dan shenman reports. >> reporter: authorities in japan have struggled to avert an environmental catastrophe in the plant in tokyo. the rods were being stored in pools of water. seawater has been pumped into reactors one, two, and three to cool fuel rods as they worked to bring down temperatures in reactors five and six. >> if the fuel rod gets exposed, it can become fragile and there's a high chance of a rod to break. radiation material normally contained inside of the cont
ABC
Mar 16, 2011 6:00pm EDT
house says u.s. citizens in japan should listen to the u.s. and not japan when it comes to evacuation plans. we are going to have up to the second information for you next. >> weatherwise today in maryland we hit 58th street. we are already above average today. warmer weather on the way tomorrow. we were within 2 degrees. susie out about them, you are our winner. we are back with your winning forecast right after this. this week, make pasta night more exciting for your family with a little help from the italian sausage experts: try... since 1945, this delicious italian sausage has been made with only the most premium cuts of pork and unique blends of quality herbs and spices you can actually see. and the taste? why not let the empty plates speak for themselves. make pasta night a weekly dinner your family looks forward to. choose johnsonville, america's favorite italian sausage. brand power. helping you buy better. >> only on abc2 news, we have the morgan pears, smokey the bear, and look at all of these bears and cubs at deep creek lake. it's like most of us during march madness. it's
CNN
Mar 16, 2011 7:00pm EDT
the reason why things have changed overnight here is because up until, you know, this morning, the u.s. nuclear regulatory commission said japan is taking the right steps, in agreement with the way japan was handling it and have come out and as you have said have been downplaying the situation, haven't been giving all the information that they think should be available. so what we know is that these workers have to cool these plants, these reactors, these spent fuel rods if they're exposed for too long, they emit radioactivity, radioactive material so that is the danger. water cannons are being brought in to pump and spray water. that is something they have said will take place. they had planned to bring helicopters over and dump water into these pools, but that was scrapped because of high winds and high levels of radiation. now, john, there are some 180 workers, it started off with a skeleton workers of just 50. it has increased to 180 workers. they are inside that plant battling explosion, battling fires and trying desperately to pump that water in and they are the people who are tr
MSNBC
Mar 15, 2011 11:00pm EDT
europe as well. in the u.s., house democrats are calling on republicans on the safety issues possibly affecting american nuclear plants. we will have more on the questions being raised in the states later this hour. let's talk about this huge and very disturbing development, the 50 remaining workers leaving the plant. our chief sent correspondence is here. put into context this latest development. >> one piece of slightly good news at there were only taken out of their for 45 minutes. the cabinet secretary said that they had left the site. as soon as you left the site, there were a lot of news bulletins. they only work on for 45 minutes. until the radiation levels came down. apparently there is something more ominous. why didn't the regulation levels go up? the chief cabinet secretary said it could have been a breach in containment of reactor no. three. we have not heard much about reactor number three for a few days. there was a breach in containment of reactor no. two, the first breach of containment facility since chernobyl. >> people who don't do nuclear speak, help us understand.
ABC
Mar 16, 2011 2:05am PDT
nuclear plant. >> today a team of experts from the u.s. are expected to be on hand to help monitor the damaged reactors. you can also bet they'll have one of these, a geiger counter. the bbc's david shukman explains what they can expect when they get there. >> reporter: day after day, new threats emerge at fukushima, multiple explosions, sudden rises in radiation, a scene so hazardous only 50 workers are left on site to try to bring things under control. getting hard information about the fate of the power station is proving really difficult. here's what we think is happening. reactor one, its outer building exploded on saturday. there's probably been a partial melting inside. and they're still pumping in seawater. reactor two, the most worrying, with an explosion here last night and crucially a potential breach inside it. the first possible damage to any of the reactors. it's thought that this device down below, which handles excess pressure, may have been breached. and this could be one source of leaking radiation. now, reactor three is also in trouble with an explosion of the ou
FOX
Mar 16, 2011 6:00am EDT
, they may not dangers that people here in the u-s are worried about too. phe radiation is leaking from two nuclear reactors along thh pacific coast, that were heavvly daaaged by the earthquake. then yesterday, another explosion shook the region, damaging a containment poolland exposing part or all of the nuclear fuel rods iim still very concerned about what might happen to these are designed to not fail, but - so many things that were not supposed happen have hhppened or things that were supposed to happen have noo happened. elevated radiation levels were detected 25 miles south of ttkyo.and now, there's fear in the u-s about radiation poisoning here.many people are buying anti-radiation medication.one company has already sold out......another medication doesn't require a prescription.but, health officials on the west coast say... the distanne between japan anddthe united states will disperse almost all of the radiaaion before it even getsshere.washington state ii nearly 5 thousand miles froo japan.we are nearly 7-thousand miles away here n baltimore. as fears over radiation poisoning gr
MSNBC
Mar 16, 2011 10:00am EDT
in that country. stocks continue to teeter, could japan's economy cause the u.s. to stumble? we'll look into that. moments ago, a new after shock described by our msnbc team in tokyo as huge and lasting a long time here, we'll hear from chris jansing on that in a home. the threat of a nuclear catastrophe still surrounds japan and a cloud of fear here. the world is watching closely those nuclear reactors at the fukushima plant. 50 workers were ordered out when things got dicey. now they're going back in at great personal risk to try and figure out how to get a handle on things. fires, explosions, and radiation leaks remain a constant threat. it seems no one can predict how this situation will end. the u.s. army trying to ramp up its humanitarian effort to help the people of japan. more than 10,000 people already listed missing or dead. half a million have been evacuated and the cost of the destruction could top $100 billion. the sato family was lucky enough to survive. but when they were returned to their neighborhood, they found there is nothing left for them, their entire town is destroyed, gone
MSNBC
Mar 16, 2011 2:00pm EDT
in japan isç "out o control." meantime, u.s. forces operating in that country are being moved even further away from the power plant for safety. a live report from tokyo straight ahead. plus police and protesters face off in pakistan just hours after reports that the u.s. paid more than $2 million for the release of a cia contractor accused of murder. new comments on the situation from the secretary of state. >>> and he reached out online to people he never met in person convincing them to kill themselves. now a judge says the minnesota man in this picture must go to jail. >> it's not fair. it's not fair. >>> a push to rally in michigan. protesters still at odds with the state's governor over the budget join forces at the state capital. the latest in the on going standoff between public union workers in this country and some republican lawmakers. >>> i'm tamron hall. "news nation" is following new details on the nuclear crisis in japan. the secretary-general of the international atomic energy association says he's headed to japan as soon as possible as workers at the fukushima plant strugg
FOX
Mar 16, 2011 9:00am EDT
to dump water on the reactors and u.s. scientists are joining the effort to help prevent a full meltdown. >> we are first and foremost focused now on helping in any way we can to help the japanese government and the power company contain -- cool down the reactors and contain it and stop the leaking. >> reporter: u.s. helicopters are still flying in relief suppliesment on the ground search continues for survivors as the death toll markets. and the stock market rebounded after two dismal days. u.s. markets may follow the trend today but with both the nuclear crisis and a humanitarian disaster, jap an will face years of recovery. japan's defense ministry said the water drops seen on tv were a drill and there are no plans to dump water on the to the nuclear reactors. damages are now estimated between $150 up to nearly $200 billion and that's without the possible nuclear meltdown. allison and tony. >> sherry ly, thank you so much. >>> the priority is keeping the fuel rods cool. friday's earthquake knocked out the cooling system and since then they have poured sea water on the rods. vessel is
FOX
Mar 16, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: the top u.s. energy official meanwhile, steven shoe, expressed frustration with the information coming from japanese officials. >> events unfeeling in japan incident appears to be more serious than three-mile island. to what extent, we don't know now and as they're unfolding rapidly on an hour-by-hour, day- by-day basis and there are conflicting reports, so we don't know what is happening. >> reporter: at the white house, questions surveyed about the japanese government's honesty in dealing with the crisis and who americans should listen to. >> when there is a situation when our advice on what to do in reaction to this incident to protect your physical safety, if first from the advice the government of japan is giving, we'll give separate and additional advice to american citizens in japan. >> reporter: millions are struggling still with no electricity, little food, water or heat and in frigid temperatures, rescuers are trying to find survivors five days later, followed by a tsunamina thaswallowed entire towns, survivors are being found. >> chances of survival are small but we'r
CBS
Mar 15, 2011 5:30pm PDT
and tsunami, a desperate search for food, water and missing loved ones. and on the u.s. west coast, fears of radiation results in a run on potassium iodide. but is there really cause for concern? captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. japan is dealing tonight with the aftermath of one catastrophe while trying to prevent another. we'll have much more about the earthquake and tsunami in a moment. the official death toll is nearly 3,400. but first, the nuclear crisis. radiation continues to leak from damaged nuclear reactors in fukushima, 140 miles north of tokyo. an estimated 50 workers are still trying desperately to cool them to prevent a meltdown. in the meantime, 70,000 people have been evacuated from an area within 12 miles of the dai-ichi plant and 140,000 more living within 120 miles of the facility have been told to stay inside. japan has imposed a no-fly zone over that area for commercial air traffic. the white house, meanwhile, says the u.s. is not calling on ame
FOX
Mar 16, 2011 9:00am EDT
.and ow, there's ffar in the u-s about radiation poisoningghere.many people are buying anti-radiation medication.onn comppny has already sold out......another says it's about to.the medication doesn't require a prescription.but, health officials n the west coast say... the distance betwwen japan and the united states will disperse almost all of the radiation before it even gets here.as fears over radiation grow... so does the death toll in japan...now reaching 36-hundred... with at &pleast 7-thousand still missin. dramatic new video is surfacing... from the moments a tsunami approached japan. japan.people screaming this is video from the town of piyagi you can see people running for their lives... as tsunami waves approach the town.the waves are seen sweeping across the area... taking with it... cars and homes. now, emotional moments for some earthquake survivors... finally getting the chance to call loved onee.phone banks are being set up... to help them connect with family members in other partssof the country.some are shedding tears of joy... others... tearssof sadness.
ABC
Mar 16, 2011 4:30am EDT
news. >>> and the radiation fears here in the u.s. should you rush to protect yourself from nuclear fallout? >>> good morning. we begin with breaking developments in japan's deepening nuclear crisis. a new fire at the troubled plant. >> workers frantically trying to cool down one of those crippled reactors were forced to leave, after a dangerous surge in radiation, stopping efforts to cool down the reactors. >> and on top of this, nerves were furthered rattled when a 6.0 aftershock hit the area. cameras captured the shaky images as the quake rumbled through. >> on top of all that, freezing temperatures and heavy snow are making it even more miserable, for 500,000 people made homeless in the northern part of the country. >>> right now, we're going to go to emily schmidt in washington. emily? >> reporter: today, more problems at the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant, meant the last line of defense there grew even thinner. >> the worst-case scenarios are starting to unfold. >> reporter: there was a second fire at the fourth unit. a few hours later, smoke rose from the number three
NBC
Mar 16, 2011 4:00am PDT
with disaster, a new study reveals how prepared is the u.s. to deal with a major nuclear emergency. >>> and ways of power, newly surfaced video shows the force of friday's tsunami as it hits the oregon coastline. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with melting point. a skeleton crew working to prevent an all-out meltdown at the fukushima nuclear plant were forced out of the facility for nearly an hour today. it was following a dangerous spike in radiation that japanese authorities feared was a risk to workers' lives. nbc's dan shenaman reports. >> reporter: authorities in japan have worked to avert a tragedy. the work has centered on damage to the machine four reactor where spent rods were being stored in pools of water. sea water has been pumped into plants one, two, and three, and workers have tried to bring down temperatures in plant five and six. bloo if a fuel rod becomes exposed, it could become fragile, and there's a chance of it breaking when m
KRON
Mar 16, 2011 4:00pm PDT
levels are extremely high. >>pam: with four reactors in danger of meltdown the u.s. embassy is warning americans to stay at least 50 mi. away. >>live, from the bay area's news station, this is kron4 news at 4:00. >>pam: japanese officials say the best way of ending the threat of nuclear disaster is a new power line that could restore electrical power to the cooling pumps at the reactors. the u.s. regulatory commission said today all the water is gone from one of the polls. as kron 4 shows us, there is now nothing to stop the fuel rods from ultimately melting down. >>reporter: a new satellite pictures shows for the first time the extensive damage to the reactors. no. 1 lost its roof in an explosion, number two is in tact in releasing steam. no. 3 shows the most damage but the greatest danger is reactor for. it that is where all the water is train from the polls. u.s. officials say they could ignite with enough force to blast the radioactive fuel over the wide area. they told americans it's no longer safe to stay within 50 mi. of the plan. the japanese military tried to use helicopters t
KRON
Mar 16, 2011 4:30pm PDT
of economic impact will the crisis there have on the u.s.. the port of oakland for example exports $3.4 billion worth of goods to japan each year. f kron 4 spent the day talking with experts were still on the fence as to the long term effects. >>reporter: japan may be 5,000 mi. from san francisco but what happens there often has an impact here. if when it comes to exports of the port of oakland, more ships travel to japan than anywhere else in the world. some of the top items to be sent, meat, fruit, nuts and vegetables. california's, rice, ominous and wide. that could change and change very soon. in the weeks to come experts say some and, plastics and steel will be needed to rebuild. the bid will be up, while demand for rice, allman said white cadet in the short term which could impact those in northern california. reporting live, kron 4 news. >>pam: were back with rob black to talk about these kinds of issues. let's talk about what we just heard and the report. oakland's port relies on certain services from japan. japan's economy which is the third largest in the world after the u.s
WETA
Mar 16, 2011 6:00pm EDT
to leave tokyo. the u.s. is not allowing any of its military within 80 kilometers of the plant. the japanese government has only told people within 20 kilometers to leave. we have obtained footage from a local tv crew wants to tell the story of those trapped. >> a japanese team makes its way cautiously into the place. this is 12 miles from the stricken nuclear plant. people have been warned to stay indoors. visitors make a local hospital nervous. the door is locked. they check them thoroughly for radiation before they will let them in. inside a staff who has chosen to stay with their patients rather than flee. >> we are not supposed to stay here. this is our job. i resent the nuclear plant. >> at city hall they say no one will help them. they had been forgotten or abandoned by the powers that be. >> we were not told when the first reactor exploded. the government does that tell us anything. they are leading us to dye it. >> they say they have no means to get out. fuel is scarce and relief teams are reluctant to rescue them. >> the u.s. energy secretary said the crisis seems to
MSNBC
Mar 16, 2011 4:00am EDT
, some u.s. service members were absolutely tested positive for having been exposed to radiation, that folks at two of the u.s. naval bases that are in the tokyo area were asked to stay indoors. i mean, just these reports that continue to trickle out. and i think you have to add into that, rachel, the fact that there are growing concerns about whether or not the folks here know the entire story. it's not in the nature of the japanese, necessarily, to strongly question these kinds of things but those questions are starting to be asked. and so even here a growing sense of unease and even if you could avoid those news reports, we continue to have these after shocks. there was a pretty big one several hours ago. shook the building where i am right now. so there are these constant reminders everywhere you go, rachel. >> is the government able to accomplish the basic facts of an authority in a situation like this in terms of communicating with people in terms of managing people's communication with one another, facilitating that -- water, food, shelter, health care? the government exer
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